• Learn About Pesticides in Foods
  • SNAP Tour of Organic Vegetable Garden
  • Weeds Can Be Managed Without Chemical Pesticides
  • Learn to Manage Pests Naturally
  • Link to SK Organic Resources
  • Grow a Lush Garden Organically
  • LIving Near Fields Increases Pesticide Exposure
  • Driving Near Recently Sprayed Fields Exposes People to Pesticides
  • SNAP Display at Event
  • Learn to Keep Insects Out of your Crops

Archives for 2019

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Take Action: What’s In the Bottle, Bag, or Box Is Not Tested Fully for Adverse Effects

Most formulations not tested.

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Take Action: What’s In the Bottle, Bag, or Box Is Not Tested Fully for Adverse Effects  (Beyond Pesticides, March 17, 2019)

Forget about single-pesticide issues: this affects every single one of them. EPA is allowing massive data gaps to persist for each and every pesticide product it registers by conducting the bulk of its health and environmental risk assessments using active ingredients alone. With its current practices, EPA is failing its federal mandate to protect public health and the environment and misleading the public about what is “safe.”

'Based on EPA’s current policies, the agency does not require any testing on the health effects of pesticide products, as commonly applied, in the areas of chronic toxicity, carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, developmental and reproductive toxicity, or subchronic oral toxicity, inhalation toxicity, and neurotoxicity. Nor does it require any testing on the effect of whole pesticide products on avian oral toxicity, avian dietary toxicity, avian reproduction, freshwater aquatic invertebrate life cycle, freshwater fish early-life stage, or honey bee acute contact toxicity.'

'To put it another way: EPA has no idea whether the pesticide products it registers and claims pose an “acceptable risk” could cause cancer, chronic disease, developmental delays, or infertility. EPA has no idea whether the pesticide products it registers could harm or kill birds, fish, aquatic invertebrates, or honey bees. These data gaps are alarming and unacceptable, and a misinterpretation of the law.'

SNAP Comment: Same is done in Canada. more info under Inert ingredients (called formulants in Canada)/Canada including updated links to the PMRA web site links on formulants.

filed under Inerts/Formulants

Friday, January 18, 2019

Petition. Please sign.

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Health Canada: glyphosate isn't safe just because Monsanto says so (SumofUs petition to Health Canada, January 2019)

Update January 13 2019: Health Canada just announced that it thinks that Monsanto's toxic glyphosate is perfectly safe. Now, more than ever, we need to pile on the pressure to have the registration reviewed.

Please sign.